Among the recent publications dealing with clinical laboratory diagnosis, this book is noteworthy and unusual because each subject discussed is prefaced by a brief review of the anatomy, physiology and chemistry pertaining to the understanding of normal and abnormal findings. The subject matter is divided so as to deal with organs or systems by chapters, and each chapter contains only the simplest of essential technics, with the clinical significance of the findings pertinent thereto presented fully.
The first four chapters of the book deal with the examination of the secretions and excretions of the gastro-intestinal tract and include biochemical and pathologic, in addition to clinical microscopic, methods. Various technics are described for eliciting information regarding the status of the function of the various organs of each system, as well as demonstrating any lesion that may be present.
Chapter V discusses metabolism, with an introductory review of carbohydrate, nitrogen, fat and